“Click It or Ticket” Campaign

Buckle Up May 22 - June 4, and Every Day
Buckle Up May 22 - June 4, and Every Day(MGN)
Published: May. 22, 2023 at 11:19 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) - Cheyenne Police Department - With the Memorial Day holiday weekend fast approaching, the Cheyenne Police Department is partnering with law enforcement agencies across the state in the annual Click It or Ticket safety campaign.

The campaign is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s high-visibility seat belt enforcement effort running from Monday, May 22 through Sunday, June 4. Law enforcement agencies are expecting heavier than normal traffic during this time period.

Throughout the week, police are increasing patrols and encouraging drivers to be more vigilant about following traffic laws, like properly wearing a seatbelt.

“We want everyone to safely enjoy the upcoming holiday and the summer season ahead,” said Chief Mark Francisco. “Help keep our roadways safe by slowing down, limiting distractions, buckling up, and encouraging your loved ones to do the same.”

For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot

Wyoming Highway Patrol- Wyoming law enforcement is urging drivers to buckle up during the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) national Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement effort. The national seat belt campaign, which coincides with the Memorial Day holiday, runs from May 22 to June 4, 2023.

“Seatbelts are not only a legal requirement for motorists in Wyoming, but they are also a life-saving necessity,” said Colonel Tim Cameron with the Wyoming Highway Patrol. “Regardless of your age, or driving experience, wearing a seatbelt can significantly reduce the risk of severe injury or death in the event of a collision.”

In 2021 in Wyoming, 43 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants were killed in crashes, and seatbelt usage dropped to only 80.2 %. Nationally, in 2021, unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes rose to 11,813 in the United States.

Wyoming law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night to those who do not buckle up.

For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.